Upcoming Brown Bag: Immigrant Advocacy in the U.S. South: Sub-federal policy formation and the impact of pro- and anti-immigrant groups

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Nina Martin, Assistant Professor, Geography

late 1800s cartoon In this talk, Dr. Martin will present proposed and on-going research exploring the growth, nature, and trajectory of activism around the issue of immigration in the U.S. South, which has seen unprecedented rates of immigration and an upswing of anti-immigrant sentiment. The research seeks to establish a framework for studying the agency, intention, and tactics of civil society organizations and policy makers as they craft legislation effecting those who are largely disenfranchised. Using a mixed methods approach of survey research and open-ended interviews, the research will document the range of responses by immigrant groups on all sides of the debate to the perceived threats and opportunities created by a political environment espousing the “self deportation” of undocumented immigrants.

Friday, March 28
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Hickerson House
108 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill
Beverages & light dessert provided

For more information, contact Todd Owen, Associate Director
Center for Urban & Regional Studies
919-962-3076 or towen@email.unc.edu

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